Mosab Hassan Yousef is the son of one of the founders of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist faction that controls Gaza. For a decade, he was a spy for Mossad, Israel’s security agency, dubbed “the Green Prince.” At some point, he also converted to Christianity and began to love Israel. Haaretz is running a profile of him this weekend, and he has a book coming out this weekend. Of the three factoids I mentioned about him at the outset–Hamas scion, Mossad spy, Chrisitian convert–which do you think the press isn’t reporting? GetReligion has the answer. Continue reading What’s Christian Love Go to Do With It?
Yesterday, my boss (Jim Bradford) interviewed my dad (George O. Wood) about a variety of issues. The webcast was live, but you can watch the archived footage below. more about "Ask the Superintendent (2/23/10)", posted with vodpod Continue reading Ask the Superintendent (2/23/10)
I’ve already posted on the 10th Century B.C. wall–“Solomon’s Wall”–uncovered in Jerusalem by Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar. Today, GetReligion analyzes how the press has covered this story, as well as why it’s significant. Check it out, and follow the links in the article! Continue reading How the Press Is Reporting “Solomon’s Wall”
Shawn Wamsley has an interesting post about James K. A. Smith over at Theophiliacs. Smith has a lot of interesting and helpful things to say about the Pentecostal worldview, but I have two questions for Shawn: (1) How can someone be “the next leader and scholar extraordinaire of the Pentecostal movement” when he’s not affiliated within any Pentecostal fellowship or institution? Would it be possible for Al Mohler to become Anglicanism’s next leader and scholar extraordinaire? (2) Given that the majority of Pentecostals (and Assemblies of God adherents as a subset of that majority) live well south of the Grand Rapids, … Continue reading Questions for Shawn Wamsley
From the Barna Group: Christian Support for Obama Declines. Continue reading Somebody Tell Jim Wallis…
I spoke to the AG HQ chapel this morning on “Your First Love” from Revelation 2:2-5. Check it out! more about "AG HQ Chapel: “Your First Love” (Rev….", posted with vodpod Continue reading AG HQ Chapel: “Your First Love” (Rev. 2:2-5)
From a Hebrew University press release: Jerusalem, February 22, 2010 – A section of an ancient city wall of Jerusalem from the tenth century B.C.E. – possibly built by King Solomon — has been revealed in archaeological excavations directed by Dr. Eilat Mazar and conducted under the auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The section of the city wall revealed, 70 meters long and six meters high, is located in the area known as the Ophel, between the City of David and the southern wall of the Temple Mount. Uncovered in the city wall complex are: an inner gatehouse … Continue reading Hebrew University archaeologist discovers Jerusalem city wall from tenth century B.C.E.
Alan G. Padgett and Steve Wilkens, Christianity and Western Thought, Vol. 3: Journey to Postmodernity in the Twentieth Century (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009). $35.00, 388 pages. Tertullian, the North African church father, famously asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Athens was a cipher for rational philosophy; Jerusalem for revealed theology. Tertullian’s answer to this question was apparently, “Nothing.” In the two millennia of its existence, however, the mainstream of the Christian church has answered, “Quite a lot.” Over the past twenty years, InterVarsity Press has published a three-volume survey of the interactions between reason and faith, … Continue reading Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 3: Journey to Postmodernity in the 20th Century
The Rev. David Wells is the General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, the sister organization of the Assemblies of God (USA). He is also the official chaplain of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Check out Get Religion’s coverage of the story: “A Faithful Olympics.” Continue reading PAOC Head is Olympics Chaplain
On Thursday, February 11, Dr. George O. Wood spoke to the Lewis Wilson Institute for Pentecostal Studies at Vanguard University. The topic of of his message was “Three Non-Negotiable Qualities of the Pentecostalism God Will Bless.” more about "Dr. Wood at Vanguard University", posted with vodpod Continue reading Three Non-Negotiable Qualities of the Pentecostalism God Will Bless